While making hard boiled eggs is not a difficult task, this method makes it even more simple!
Over the years, I’ve tried many methods of making hard boiled eggs. I even shared my favorite method with you last year. That method is still the one I would choose if I didn’t have an Instant Pot. (and you can find my deviled eggs recipe at that link!)
Since I do have one of these magic pots, this is my most-used method to make hard boiled eggs. Typically, in the time it would take to get a pot of water boiling and place the eggs in the pot, the IP has already completed the cook cycle and is on the natural pressure release stage.
It’s as simple as adding water to the IP insert, adding a rack, adding eggs, securing the lid, moving the vent to pressurize, and pushing a few buttons. That’s it!
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Typically, I make a dozen eggs at a time. I’ll turn those eggs into egg salad, add them to tuna or macaroni salad, or store them in a container for quick snacks.
*Tip- when storing peeled hard boiled eggs (and I do recommend peeling them before storage!), add a paper towel to the container. The towel will absorb the water and keep your eggs from getting soggy bottoms.
Super Simple Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot:
To make these super simple hard boiled eggs, I’ve included a printable “recipe” card for you. Truly, this is one of the first foods that I recommend new Instant Pot owners make. It’s the one that I had my eldest daughter make and now she’s a pro!
What is your favorite food to cook in your Instant Pot?
- Desired number of eggs (I typically make 12 at a time, but you can make as many as you desire)
- 1 cup water
- Add water to Instant Pot insert.
- Placerack in bottom of IP.
- Add eggs to the rack.
- Secure the lid.
- Turn the vent to pressurize.
- Push manual setting, adjust to 8 minutes cook time.
- When cook time is up, allow NPR (natural pressure release) for 4 minutes.
- Release remaining steam.
- Remove eggs from IP, place in ice water.
- Once cool, crack shell all over, peel.
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